Meet Lola, the Six-Clawed Lobster

Author: Brad Lendon [CNN]

(CNN) — There’s always another strange crustacean out there somewhere.

There are blue lobsters and yellow lobsters. Something on YouTube called a Japanese mitten lobster. Giant cannibal shrimp in the Gulf of Mexico and supergiant albino shrimplike creatures off New Zealand.

Then there’s Lola. The six-clawed lobster showed up at the Maine State Aquarium in West Boothbay Harbor last week, a gift from Capt. Peter Brown and lobsterman Richard Figueiredo of the fishing vessel Rachael Leah, which hauled in the hexa-clawed creature off the coast of Massachusetts.

Weighing in at four pounds, Lola has a normal claw on her right side, but on the left has five smaller claws, arranged sort of like the five fingers of a human hand.

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